§ Mr. Blaker
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Japanese Government about the latter's scheme of generalised preferences so far as it affects Hong Kong.
Mr. Anthony Boyle
The Japanese Government in response to our representations have undertaken to reconsider this question. During his visit to Japan last month my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister discussed the matter further with the Japanese Prime Minister. Mr. Tanaka agreed then that the exceptions list for Hong Kong should be re-examined on the occasion of the overall review of the Japanese scheme which is to be conducted in the near future.